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Volunteer Remote Code Instructor

Ignite Hubs


Posted over 30 days ago...

Ignite Hubs is an education charity pioneering innovative and exciting ways for children and young people to learn, develop and progress.


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London, SE15 5JR

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

Ignite Hubs is an education charity for children and young people aged 7 to 18 years old. Our mission is to ignite the potential of young minds by widening their horizons and providing them with the skills, connections and experiences to access career-related learning opportunities and prepare them for the future workforce. We currently teach coding and STEM. We aim to provide the best learning environment for children and young people from all backgrounds and abilities. We place a special emphasis on engaging underrepresented groups, including girls, children with special educational needs, and those from disadvantaged backgrounds. By doing so, we actively work towards narrowing the representation gap in the technology and STEM sectors. We teach over 130 students each week and have positively impacted more than 1,000 children and young people since we started. Our educational offerings include four weekly virtual classes and four weekly in-person classes during term time at various libraries throughout Southwark, SE London. We plan to open at a fifth library in Southwark in April 2024. Our long-term ambition is to offer nationwide classes, workshops and events to children and young people on a wide variety of subjects under our five educational Hubs: Code, STEM, Innovation & Enterprise, Creativity and Health & Wellbeing. We hope you will join our mission to create innovative and engaging Hubs and help us roll them out across the country.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for a friendly and enthusiastic Remote Code Instructor to deliver engaging coding classes to our students. This is a great opportunity to make a meaningful impact on young learners, inspiring them towards futures in technology and STEM. Our remote classes enable children and young people to learn different programming languages. At the end of each class, there is ‘Show and Tell’ which gives students the opportunity to present their project. We deliver remote classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6pm to 7pm. You are expected to arrive 5-10mins before the start of class and stay on for 10-15mins for debrief. All classes run during term time only. Each term is made up of 8 weeks and there is at least a 2 weeks break (longer for the Easter and Summer holidays) after the fourth week. There are three terms in a year: Spring, Summer and Autumn. Tuesdays – Beginner HTML/CSS and Game Design Thursdays – Beginner Python and Game Development We run in a flexible way and have a termly schedule which will allow you to select the days and classes that align with your availability and expertise. We are looking for volunteers that can commit to at least one term and attend at least 75% of the classes. Depending on your bandwidth, there is an opportunity to create homework or projects for students, help with curriculum development or create content for our Online Learning Platform. If you are interested, you can also help with the creation of new classes, for example, upcoming new classes are Minecraft for Education and Roblox.   Key Responsibilities

Teach and support at least one of our classes Collaborate with the Ignite Hubs team to develop supporting materials and projects (optional). Participate in occasional training sessions and team meetings.

  What we are looking for:

Passionate about education to improve the lives of children and young people Proficient in at least one of the programming languages that we teach Great communication skills and a friendly demeanour No formal teaching experience is required Commitment to supporting at least one term (8 weeks)

What difference will you make?

Enable children and young people from all backgrounds to grow, develop and progress in life. We particularly target:

Girls Children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities. Children and young people from disadvantaged or vulnerable backgrounds.


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